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Customs withdraws Notice of Proposed Modification regarding the application of coastwise laws

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On May 10, 2017, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency withdrew its notice of proposed modification and revocation of a series of letter rulings relating to its position on the application of the coastwise laws to the...more

Critical Habitat for Right Whales Expanded

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The National Marine Fisheries Services (“NMFS”) promulgated a final rule identifying critical habitats for the endangered Northern Atlantic Right Whale. Stakeholders involved in spill response, ocean and offshore...more

Dispersants...Will We Ever Be Able to Use Them Again?

by Blank Rome LLP on

On January 22, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Proposed Rule on dispersants. The Proposed Rule drastically changes the EPA’s approach to dispersants and could imperil proven and effective means of...more

BSEE and DOI Take Action on Five-Year Anniversary of Deepwater Horizon

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: BSEE has proposed significant changes to BOP systems and well operations in light of the five-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon incident. Stakeholders in offshore oil and gas operations should carefully...more

MARAD Issues Proposed Policy on Oil and Gas Exports from Offshore Facilities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Oct. 16, 2014, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on proposed policies regarding the review and processing of applications for the export of oil and natural...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London: Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves...

by King & Spalding on

Despite the 1982 United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) providing nations with a 200 mile offshore area (an “Exclusive Economic Zone) for exploiting maritime reserves, international waters remain...more

European Union May Adopt More Stringent Sulfur Content Limits for Marine Fuels

by K&L Gates LLP on

On May 23, 2012, the European Union (EU) announced that an agreement in principle (strictly, a "compromise proposal") had been reached by the two arms of the EU legislature (the Council of the EU and the European Parliament)...more

Riding the Wave: Confronting Jurisdictional and Regulatory Barriers to Ocean Energy Development

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Wave energy conversion (WEC) is a burgeoning form of hydrokinetic power which takes advantage of energy carried by ocean waves to generate electricity. The global energy potential from ocean energy resources is truly...more

Energy And Environment Update - March 28,2010

by Mintz Levin on

In this issue: *Energy and Climate Legislation *Senate *House ..Subcommittee Approves Home Star Program ..Subcommittee Approves Energy Research Funding ..Appropriators Object to Yucca Mountain...more

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